We have had lots of fun on the lead up to Hallowe'en. We went on a maths trail around the quad outside our classroom. We put on our "maths eyes" and looked for patterns, matching things that go together, counting and measuring. It was a lot of fun.
And here are two very happy boys after winning Bingo Oíche Shamhna. We used a lot of the vocabulary we have been doing since September - such as body parts, as well as our Hallowe'en words.
"Cé tusa?" "Úúúúúúúú. Is mise an púca!" "Is tusa....." We had a great game trying to guess who was being the ghost.
We did lots of art on the lead up to Hallowe'en. We did cutting and sticking with two colour pattern pumpkins, 3 colour pattern witches' legs and we loved our fabric and fiber witch masks. Can you guess who is hiding behind the mask?
I hope everyone is having a happy and safe Hallowe'en. See you on Monday!
More to come over the next few days but here we are on Wednesday, on our "Spooky Walk." We had lots of fun saying our poems 'as Gaeilge' when we found the cailleach and the púca.
Scoil Carmel will be closed tomorrow, as directed by the department. Please see https://www.met.ie/nationalwarnings/default.asp and https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2017-Press-Releases/PR2017-10-15b.html
Stay safe everyone!
I will be meeting with parents in the hall for about 30 minutes on Thursday at 9.30. We will look back briefly over what we have been doing in school and I will introduce the homework plan. We will be starting that after Halloween.
The following week, the photographer will be coming in to take the Junior Infant photographs. We will be sending out permission slips once they arrive at the school. Please let me know if you want older siblings to have their photo taken together.
We had a great Goal Jersey Day on Friday. At last collection on Friday, you had raised nearly E700!
In school, we had great fun playing Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We read the story and then also listened to the fantastic Debbie and Friends on You Tube.
We had lots of fun pretending to be Goldilocks during a drama lesson. We also did some "hot seating" where "Goldilocks" visited the class and the children got to ask her questions. We had some great questions like "Why were you out in the woods on your own?" "Were your Mammy and Daddy worried?" "Did you feel bad for breaking Baby Bear's chair?" The children played with finger puppets and worked on retelling the story this way.
Still working away with our fine motor skills. We are taking in a few skills here, finding matching pairs and also the motor skills. This one is always a parent's favourite! A great reason to help with the laundry, get those socks rolled! :)
We had a visit from Aisling Walsh from the ESB on Thursday. She talked to us about electricity safety and keeping ourselves safe on the road, especially in these shorter, darker days. The children received a high visibility vest and colouring pencils. We had a very bright yard that day, a see of florescent children! :)
If you would like to see some photographs from the day, have a look at this link.
The video played that day can be found on
www.esbnetworks.ie/staying-safe/educational-resources Also the details of the colouring competition can be found there also.
We have been learning all about autumn over the last few weeks. Look at our lovely art!
And here we are at work and at play over the last few weeks.